being in your body, A Performance by Annie Sailer Dance Company
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

being in your body, A Performance by Annie Sailer Dance Company

being in your body, a performance by Annie Sailer Dance Company. A movement improvisation generated by physical presence, socio-spatial relationships, and our deeper selves; informed by the Ely Center of Contemporary Art space, and art work in the Our Bodies Ourselves exhibition.

Free and open to the public!

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Closing Reception: Our Bodies Ourselves
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Closing Reception: Our Bodies Ourselves

This year, the Ely Center of Contemporary Art takes inspiration from Our Bodies Ourselves, the pivotal book first published in 1970. All culture producers and all genders — artists, writers, thinkers, makers — will participate in this exhibition with work that addresses issues of consent, gender, equity, health, spirituality and identity. More info and to submit your work: www.elycenter.org/call-our-bodies-ourselves/

Annie Sailer Dance Company will be performing during this event, 6-7 pm. More info here.

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What Do I Need to Know?
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

What Do I Need to Know?

Join Dr. Nash and Dr. Nayak, founders of Feminology, as they explore the hidden costs of "hormonal" contraceptives on the biochemical, nutritional and mental/emotional levels. They will also discuss the many natural ways of balancing hormones and why a healthy menstrual cycle is essential to a woman's overall health.

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Artist Walk & Talk
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Walk & Talk

Meet some of the participating artists and exhibition organizers for an informal walk through of the 9 galleries of multimedia artwork in Our Bodies Ourselves. We will discuss the artwork on display and the ideas behind the exhibition.

Pictured: Joan Fitzsimmons and her installation

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Period. End of Sentence.
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Period. End of Sentence.

Please join us for a special viewing of Period. End of Sentence. and presentation by executive producer Sophie Ascheim, a Yale University First Year and co-founder of The Pad Project, a nonprofit that raises money for machines that help make pads. The machines are then donated to women in impoverished areas since many women in global, rural communities stop going to school when they first get their period.

From the award-winning director Rayka Zehtabchi and a hardworking group of students, parents, and teachers from a small high school in Los Angeles, California comes Period. End of Sentence. a film that follows girls and women in Hapur, India and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village.

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Being In Your Body: Movement Workshop
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Being In Your Body: Movement Workshop

For further information, please go to: anniesailer.com, annniesailerdancecompany.com, and Annie Sailer on Instagram. anniesailer@gmail.com

To see recent improvisational work performed by ANNIE SAILER DANCE COMPANY, go to Youtube anniesailer 1, and view videos titled: “documenting sadness”, “forever and a day”, “bluebells cockleshells”, and “ fairytale improvisation”.

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Artist Walk & Talk
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Walk & Talk

Joan Fitzsimmons installation

Joan Fitzsimmons installation

Meet some of the participating artists and exhibition organizers for an informal walk through of the 9 galleries of multimedia artwork in Our Bodies Ourselves. We will discuss the artwork on display and the ideas behind the exhibition.

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A Celebration of Resilience & Resistance
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

A Celebration of Resilience & Resistance

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With Art from the Soul

We invite all artists, activists, and culture producers to come together in celebration of self expression and individuality. This night will highlight resilience and resistance among today's local artists. With performances by Soap, local jazz funk band, Rachel Schmidt, local singer and human rights activist, and local actress, writer, and director Kelley Knight. With poems by feminist activist Mariana Palaez, published author and slam poet Lip Manegio, and featured DJ, artist, and creator Zoe Jensen. Doors open at 6:00 pm — all are welcome to come enjoy the current exhibition, Our Bodies Ourselves. The show begins at 6:45 pm.

Organized by Briana Williams

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Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Kitchen Wellness Wednesdays

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Aging & Beauty

Explore radical self care through the kitchen as the heart and refuge in the home! Kitchen Wellness Wednesdays are all about participatory self care, spirituality, and nurturing through experiential relationships with food.

Play with food, eat, drink healing tea, make potions, engage with hand yoga, reiki, affirmations, meditations, tapping, acupressure, aromatherapy, kitchen table talk, fellowship and other self care strategies to nourish our bodies, ourselves.

Free!

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Artist Walk & Talk
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Walk & Talk

Joan Fitzsimmons installation

Joan Fitzsimmons installation

Meet some of the participating artists and exhibition organizers for an informal walk through the 9 galleries of multimedia artwork in Our Bodies Ourselves. We will discuss the artwork on display and the ideas behind the exhibition.

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Derek Piotr: Avia, Artist Talk & Live Performance
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Derek Piotr: Avia, Artist Talk & Live Performance

Derek Piotr presents a live performance showcasing his forthcoming work Avia, a sonic meditation on loss and permanence. Avia was inspired by the loss of the artist's grandmother, and diffuses chamber instruments (violin, organ, harp, piano, viol da gamba, etc) with recordings of the artists grandmother to fragile, poignant effect.

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Make a Mini Zine!
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Make a Mini Zine!

In this casual skill share we will discuss the history of zines, self publishing, and book arts. Participants will learn to make, design, and publish their own mini zine (also called a one-pager). We will use simple materials to collage, draw, and write our own publications. Participants will also have fun creating their own press names and logos. ALL AGES and EXPERIENCES WELCOME!

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Special Reception & Auction ft. Artwork by Adam Malec
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Special Reception & Auction ft. Artwork by Adam Malec

Please join us for a special reception featuring multimedia artist Adam Malec, who will discuss his intricate tape collage artwork. An auction of Adam's artwork will also be held, benefiting the Ely Center of Contemporary Art.

This event is free and open to the public. Plus free street parking on Sundays!

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Lunarfest 2019: Year of the Pig at Ely Center of Contemporary Art
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Lunarfest 2019: Year of the Pig at Ely Center of Contemporary Art

A special event with the Yale-China Association, Lunarfest is a celebration of the Lunar New Year and Chinese culture. The Ely Center of Contemporary Art will be open for this special event - explore our latest exhibit, Ear to the ground and a special pop-up exhibit by Yale-China Arts Fellow Nicole Pun from Hong Kong.

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#Unload: Doctors on the Frontline
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

#Unload: Doctors on the Frontline

Join us for a doctor panel featuring Dr. Brendan Campbell, Medical Director, Pediatric Trauma, Associate Professor of Surgery, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, Dr. David Shapiro, Chief of Surgery Critical Care, Vice Chairman Surgery Service Line, Interim Chief Quality Office, Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, and Dr. Kimberly Davis, Professor of Surgery (Trauma), Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care, Surgery, Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery, Trauma Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital. They will discuss their experiences treating gunshot victims and community based interventions that decrease the consequences of gun violence. Also covered will be the Hartford gun buyback program.

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Words Matter, a Workshop with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Words Matter, a Workshop with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is hosting a printmaking workshop at the Ely Center on November 4 from 1-3 PM. Use vintage letter type fonts to print your own protest posters on paper, tote bags, or t-shirts!

Supplies will be provided. This workshop is free and open to the public.

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